A special day session was organized on May 5, 2015 just before the Partners meeting held on 7 and 8 May 2015 in Cotonou, Benin. The session aimed at all the representatives of Country Water Partnerships (CWP) invited for the Assembly of Partners but focused mainly on countries where the three projects are being carried out: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Niger.
Following the information day on the Francophone youth for water project in Korea on April 13, 2015 and the orientation day in Cotonou on May 8, actions are continuing with the World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW). Each of the youth developed roadmap activities to be undertaken for the implementation of this "Francophone Youth for Water" initiative at country level.
After a brief and comprehensive analysis of the situation in the area of drought in West Africa, the IDMP continues approaches in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to conduct national reviews of initiatives, current or less than three (3) years plans and strategies in all three countries.
A workshop was held in Niamey on May 29, 2015 to validate the study on 'Analysis of the results of national consultations and elaboration of the preliminary proposal of the agreement on the establishment of the framework and coordinating mechanism for political dialogue in the Mekrou basin planning process ''.
This workshop brought together about 40 people who validated the document by highlighting the context of Niger.
The CWP Ivory Coast was asked to get involved in the World Bank project on "Improving the Business Climate in Agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire. The project focuses on laws and regulations that govern the activity and the actors of the agricultural sector in 40 countries, including Côte d'Ivoire.
The Ivorian government has initiated a study on the integration of the gender approach in the water sector in the Ivory Coast. The objective of the study is to make a thorough analysis of the integration of the gender approach in the water sector in the country.
GWP WAf took part in the workshop organized by IUCN on the theme of "Regional experience sharing workshop on the integrated management of ecosystems”. The event took place in Cotonou from 6 to 8 May 2015.
The GWP-WA participated in the workshop organized by the partners involved in the Mekrou area. The Mekrou Project Manager Corneille AHOUANSOU made a presentation on the execution of activities through the Mekrou Project.
GWP WAF took part in the Volta Basin Authority’s (VBA) workshop to validate the baseline study on the socio economic and environmental situation of the basin updated with a focus on the hydrological network to establish a network for the maintenance.